Oct 30

2014 ‘Undies Sundays’ Results

Our 2014 ‘Undies Sundays’ drive was a success with a record 27,285 items collected!

‘Undies Sundays’ launched in 2003 and the goal of the program is to collect donations of NEW underwear, diapers, socks, and personal care items such as shampoo, soap and toothbrushes. Items are then distributed to local health and human service agencies for their clients.

Thank you to the following churches for participating in our ‘Undies Sundays’ drive this year:

 

Augustana Lutheran Church                             Bethany Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church                                   Christ the King Free Lutheran Church
Family of God Lutheran Church                        First Church of God
First Presbyterian Church                                   Holy Family Catholic Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church                               Sacred Heart
Sharon Lutheran Church                                     St. Mark’s ELCA
St. Mary’s Catholic Church                                  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
University Lutheran Church                                 Wesley United Methodist Church

We would also like to thank Altru’s Professional Nurses Committee, Gate City Bank, and Dollar Tree.

Oct 17

China Circus

Don’t yet have plans for Saturday night? The China Circus is coming to town!

        $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area

Oct 13

11th Annual ‘Undies Sundays’ drive

United Way’s 2014 ‘Undies Sundays’ drive

                            Oct. 5 – 19

We often take everyday things for granted. Like underwear! Imagine taking a shower and not having a decent pair to wear. Unfortunately, this is true for many individuals in our community.

Please help by donating NEW underwear, diapers, socks, soap, shampoo, and other personal care items.

Last year, 15,605 items were collected and distributed to individuals and families in need in the Greater Grand Forks area.

For more information, click here
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Drop off your donations at one of these participating churches in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks:

Augustana Lutheran Church                             Bethany Lutheran Church
Calvary Lutheran Church                                   Christ the King Free Lutheran Church
Family of God Lutheran Church                        First Church of God
First Presbyterian Church                                   Holy Family Catholic Church
Immanuel Lutheran Church                               Sacred Heart
Sharon Lutheran Church                                     St. Mark’s ELCA
St. Mary’s Catholic Church                                  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
University Lutheran Church                                 Wesley United Methodist Church

Additional collection sites:
Dollar Tree – S. Washington St.
United Way office – 1407 24th Ave S, Suite 400

Aug 18

Have You Gone Apple Picking Yet?

The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area, Scheels, and Grand Forks Public Schools have partnered to collect back-to-school items for children in need.

There is still time to donate!

Select an apple off the apple tree located outside the Columbia Mall entrance of Scheels, purchase the item listed (it can be bought at a store of your choice), and return the item and the apple to Scheels Customer Service by Aug. 31. All items will then be distributed to area children in need.

Aug 01

Apple Picking for a Good Cause

The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area has partnered with SCHEELS and Grand Forks Public Schools on a back-to-school drive of a different kind – backpacks, shoes, socks, and gym clothes!

Throughout the month of August, an apple tree will be on display outside the mall entrance of SCHEELS. Select an apple off the tree, purchase the item listed for a child in need, and return it to SCHEELS Customer Service.

Apple picking begins TODAY!

Jul 16

Grillin’ for a Good Cause 2014

Enbridge Pipelines will host its annual BBQ fundraiser for United Way TOMORROW – July 17.

Stop by and enjoy a delicious picnic-style lunch outside or take it with you!

*A warm THANK YOU to Enbridge Pipelines for its continued support of United Way and its partner agencies.*

Jun 09

St. Joseph’s Free Summer Lunch Program for Youth

Once again, St. Joseph’s Social Care will be providing free summer lunches to area youth.

June 2 – July 25

Monday – Friday

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Meals are served rain or shine at the following locations:

Grand Forks
LaGrave Learning Center (832 4th Ave. S.)
University Park Warming House
Richards West Park (4700 6th Ave. N.)
Dakota at 55th (1100 N. 5th St.)
Grand Forks Public Library (2110 Library Circle)

East Grand Forks
Itts Williams Park – under shelter (300 15th St. NE)
Sherlock Park – under shelter by pool (919 5th Ave. NW)

*Children ages 0-18 are eligible to receive a free sack lunch.

Volunteers are needed to assist with this program. For more information, contact St. Joseph’s Social Care at 701.795.8614.

May 06

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Assistant


The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area is currently seeking a full-time Administrative Assistant.

Click here for a list of duties, preferred qualifications, and to learn how to apply.

*Equal opportunity employer*

Feb 25

Altru Health System is top United Way Contributor in Grand Forks

Altru Health System contributed a total of $138,894 to the 2013 United Way campaign, the largest contribution in Grand Forks. Altru physicians, staff and retirees donated funds in support of United Way, an organization in which people from business, government, education, health care, faith groups, and non-profits collaborate to bring attention to issues facing the communities of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and the surrounding area. “Supporting United Way ultimately gives back to our community, and that is something we are always striving to do,” said Mark Waind, Altru’s United Way employee campaign chair. “It’s great to see our employees supporting the local community.”

“We are extremely grateful to Altru staff and volunteers for their generous donations to the 2013 campaign,” said Shaun Havis, United Way Vice President – Resource Development. “These contributions support human health and programs that improve quality of life for local citizens.”

About Altru Health System
Altru Health System is a community-owned, integrated system with an acute care hospital, a rehabilitation hospital, more than a dozen clinics in Grand Forks and the region, a large home care network, and a congregate living facility. It employs more than 200 physicians and 3,800 staff and has an annual net operating revenue of more than $400 million.

About United Way
The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and the surrounding area is a member of a national network of more than 1,300 local United Way organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and people’s lives by addressing the underlying causes of the most significant local issues. Our local United Way tackles issues based on local needs. Areas of focus include Education, Income & Health. For more information about United Way, visit unitedwaygfegf.org.

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*THANK YOU to Altru Health System doctors, nurses, staff, employees, and retirees for supporting the United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Area!

Dec 23

2013 Toys for Tots – Thank You!


The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area would like to thank the Greater Grand Forks community for supporting our 2013 Toys for Tots drive.

With your help, we were able to provide toys to 789 children.

Thank you to all of the families, individuals, service clubs, and local businesses who donated money and toys, or coordinated a toy drive in an effort to help make the holidays brighter for children in need.

Aaron Sales & Lease, Abra Auto Body & Glass, Coca-Cola, FedEx Ground/FedEx Office, iBeach Tan, Kay Jewelers, UND Alumni Association & Foundation, UND Dept. of Physical Therapy, UND Dept. of Technology, UND Order of Omega & Gamma Sigma Alpha, L.I.S.T.E.N. Center, Thrivent, TSA, TOPS Club, Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon…

We especially want to thank WDAZ News and Whalen’s Moving and Storage for coordinating a community-wide drive that enabled us to meet the needs of the families on our waiting list and beyond.

We also extend a special thank you to the American Red Cross (Tom Tezel), Fed Ex (Troy Gerber), and Xcel Energy, as well as to all the wonderful volunteers who assisted with toy distribution and set up.

The kindness and generosity of the Greater Grand Forks community never ceases to amaze.

THANK YOU!

 

A few photos from this year’s toy drive…

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